guitar mechanical

Pickups, guitar (1989-92).

In Guitar Mechanical pickups are used to excite the strings on a guitar as well to transduce their vibrations. The pickups used for this are encased in smooth, cylindrical metal containers so that they can serve as slides as well. The guitar is laid flat and played from above by holding one pickup in each hand. Complete stereo separation between the pickups is maintained throughout the piece, providing a vivid image of the pickups striking and receding from the strings.